2015 blogging goals

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all sung in the new year with the people you love in a fabulous setting of your choice.

I have just landed back in grey, cold London after two very enjoyable weeks in Turkey. As well as seeing the sights, sampling my weight in food and taking about a million photos I did manage to find some quiet time to reflect on the year past. 2014 was a rocky year in some respects for me, particularly at work so I'm looking forward to some welcome changes in 2015 (including a new Aussie boss!).

Cappadocia sunset - Turkey
sunset over Cappadocia, Turkey

Last year my 2014 blogging goals were to be more consistent, blog regularly and focus on trying to enjoy living in London. 2014 saw me move house, explore some new areas in London and continue to travel and share most of my adventures here three times a week. Not to forget my November A-Z travel challenge! My little blog has now grown to 200 followers, a number that excites me so much. For those of you that read here regularly - thank you!!! I love getting your feedback and comments so please keep them coming.

My 2015 blogging goals...
  1. Introduce video to my travel posts. This year I want to share what it's really like to be at the places I travel to, and I can think of no better way to do this than through video. Call it 'vlogging armchair travel' if you will. This will be a little experimental at first until I find my groove, but I'm confident video will enrich my travel memories and blog posts.
  2. Make my posts more useful. That's right. This year my travel post will include top tips, favourite places and ideas to help you plan your own adventures rather than a step-by-step run down of what I've been up to.
  3. Remember my senses. This links back to goal #1 - as I travel I'll be taking notes on what I see, smell, hear, touch and taste to capture the atmosphere of wherever I am so I can share it with you.
Good luck if you're heading back to work tomorrow like me. Be positive!

What are your 2015 blogging and life goals?

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18 comments

  1. I think adding video is a great idea! Sometimes there are things that photos just can't convey that videos do a much better job of. We've been trying to take more video when we travel just for our own sake. I'm crap at video editing, so I doubt they'll ever make it onto the blog!

    Gorgeous photo of Turkey!

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    1. A ha - yes video editing does indeed take some practice, I've been wrestling with it all afternoon! Thanks for stopping by. What are your 2015 blog goals?

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  2. I'm looking forward to watching your video! From somebody who's camera shy!

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    1. Thanks Joanna - first one is up tomorrow (hopefully). I'm up for complete honest feedback so let me know what you think. Happy new year!

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  3. oo all this sounds so fun! Can't wait to see some of your travels! xx

    xbeccabe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Becca. Video is pretty new for me, so lets see how it goes. How about you? Any 2015 blogging goals?

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  4. I love your goals 2 & 3 - as for video I haven't really done any yet but wouldn't rule it out!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. Thanks Suze. Lets see how I get on this year. How about you? Any 2015 resolutions?

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  5. Happy 2015 to you, too! Goals? Half of me wants to refocus on my blog rather than the quicky, easy, convenient but disposable Google+; the other half knows I won't have enough time to do big, detailed, carefully researched posts. So ... how about this one ... have the time of my life when I visit Europe in Sept/October! :)

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    1. I think you are spot on. Wow - what's your Europe itinerary? I think you have picked the perfect time of year to visit - still be warm but not too many tourists!

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  6. Happy New Year! These are fab goals & I can't wait to see their fruit. (I also take my hat off to you re. Vlogging how fabulous!!)

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    1. Happy new year to you too Emma. Hopefully catch up soon :)

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  7. These goals sound great! I want to try videos too and making blogposts more useful is always a good goal, I'm looking forward to read your tips and ideas!

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    1. Thanks... will do my best to keep it interesting. Happy new year!

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  8. These goals are great! I'm really excited to see these videos of yours! I've been loving making and publishing videos lately and would love to do more!

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    1. Oh cool - you've been creating videos too. On my way over to check them out :) Happy new year!

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  9. I would love to do a little more travel vlogging too! All the best with 2015 (and the new boss, sounds much better!)

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    1. All the best to you too Holly. Happy new year!

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